You knew it was only a matter of time. Whenever a new industry like Marcellus Shale gas drilling seeks to get established, along come the personal injury and class action lawyers to ensure everyone pays more money defending frivolous lawsuits. Personal injury lawyers in Pennsylvania and other Marcellus states are already salivating.
"They say that anywhere from 1 to 3 percent of the [natural gas] wells that are going to come into Pennsylvania have already come in," [Pittsburgh attorney Michael] Rosenzweig said, adding that his firm has received a number of calls related to the Marcellus Shale. "Whatever the effect has been today, it will be 33 times as great [in the future]. So if there’s one explosion per month today, there will be 33 explosions per month a year or two years from now. We’re seeing only the tip of the iceberg. If there are 250 trucks now, there will be 33 times that … 8,000 trucks going to the wells and from the wells."*
Read the entire article (linked below) for a good look at what’s coming.
*The Legal Intelligencer/Law.com (Apr 6, 2011) – Plaintiffs Lawyers Eyeing Marcellus Shale Work